DECEMBER 22: Turmeric and lemon

Fresh turmeric slices preserved in fresh lemon juice


Having a few slices of turmeric and a teaspoon of the lemon juice with hot water and a spoon of honey for sweetness is now part of my pre-breakfast routine. 

Superfoods all round, and packed with vitamin C, flavonoids, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory goodness. 

This will last around a week in the fridge. Long enough to boost your life force when faced with plates of  Christmas food from chocolate to mince lies and back again to mince pies 🥧 

Top tip … wear rubber gloves when peeling the turmeric to avoid staining your hands.

various types of spices for healthy food food preparation
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Bruce McMichael

Food writing, discovering food stories, meeting producers, chefs and food enthusiasts are all part of desire to inspire, inform my readers and fellow food lovers. I am a freelance writer, journalist and published author focusing on the international world of food and drink, culture and travel. In 2019 I graduated from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy with a Masters in Food Culture, Communication and Marketing. I am now a visiting Professor at the university teaching Food & Drink Writing. Based in London I travel widely, particularly across western Europe. I have chaired many conferences and meetings, spoken at conferences and events and often appear on radio and TV talking most about food, the business of food and being an entrepreneur. In 2017 I won an episode of the ITV (the UK-based national television channel) cooking competition show, 'Gordon Ramsay's Culinary Genius'. I took my children on holiday to Sicily with the prize money. As an experienced farmers' market manager and operator of a small marmalade/ preserves company, I am very familiar with the issues surrounding local food, farming, enterprise and the environment.

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